05 - Cities, Economy, and Class unit vocab
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the system of organizing society in which people are divided into sets based on social or economic status
the activity of buying and selling of goods and services
cost of living
the amount of money needed to sustain a certain level of living including basic expenses like housing, food, taxes, and health care.
shared understanding of behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that are passed along generationally through imitation or communication.
data breaking down the characteristics of the populations of particular groups within society.
the system of producing and trading goods and services
a social group that shares common national or cultural traditions
range of characteristics including body, identity, and sexual expression that make up an individual's concept of themselves
the basic facilities and structures that help a society operate. This could include roads, buildings, power supplies, ports, etc.
the mathematical average value of numbers in a particular set
the middle number in an particular set that has been arranged in an ascending or descending order
biological characteristics differentiating between male and female
the ability to change in social class for individuals or groups
the arrangement or classification of something into different groups.
a percentage that is used to compare the earnings of 2 different groups of people. This is calculated by dividing the median annual earnings for one group by the median annual earnings of another.
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